Deputies Arrest Three On Cockfighting Charges
Several tips led to the arrest of three men on cockfighting charges Saturday in the Eagles Springs area.
An anonymous call to the Moore County Sheriff's Office about cockfighting occurring at 160 Dawson Place sent Sheriff's deputies to the scene where several suspects dashed into nearby woods, according to a press release.
Moore County Animal Control was called to help with processing the scene. While they were processing the area, another call came into the Sheriff's Office indicating that three people were seen coming out of the woods a few miles down the road on N.C. 705 heading toward Robbins. Deputies located the men and brought them back to Dawson Place where it was discovered that two of the three men had keys to vehicles located at the scene.
Deputies arrested Obdulio Ventura, 38, of Troy; Luis Zavaleta, 28, of Candor; and Orlando Zavaleto, 28, of Troy. All three were charged with two counts of cockfighting, and each was given a $5,000 bail.
The incident is still under investigation, and more arrests are possible.
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